Pencz, Georg

Germany, (ca. 1500-1550)

  • Georg Pencz - Ulysses and Circe
  • Ulysses and Circe

  • (ca. 1500-1550), pen and black ink with red, blue, gray and brown wash
  • 3.0 x 3.8 in. (7.6 x 9.7 cm.) [sheet cut down]
  • British Museum

About the Artist

Georg Pencz (c. 1500 – 1550) was a German engraver, painter and print-maker. Pencz was a student of Albrecht Dürer Nuremberg. He also later traveled to Italy and studied the Venetian artists. In 1540, where he became the city painter of Nuremberg, often painting large-scale ceiling decorations on canvas. Pencz gained prominence in during his lifetime with his engravings and earned his greatest success as a portraitist. [DES-01/11]

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